The NY Times reports, correcting a previous false story:
What seemed to be a case of overt racism was actually a misunderstanding, the team said.Why was it national news that a fan taunted a player, even if it were true?
After investigating reports that a fan had yelled a racial slur during a game at Coors Field in Denver on Sunday, the Colorado Rockies determined the fan was actually yelling for the team mascot, Dinger, the team said in a statement on Monday.
Surely professional athletes can perform without being disturbed by a taunting fan. Since the story turned out to be a hoax, I guess it never happens.